'''Aaron Hillel Swartz''' (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer and Internet Hacktivism|hacktivist
. He was involved in the development of the web feed
and the Markdown
the organization Creative Commons
the website framework web.py
and the social news site, Reddit
, in which he became a partner after its merger with his company, Infogami. He committed suicide while under Federal judiciary of the United States|federal
indictment for data-theft
, a prosecution that was characterized by his family as being "the product of a criminal-justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach".
Swartz's work also focused on civic awareness and activism.
He helped launch the...